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German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:27am

Germany's Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State group missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countries.

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

Balint Szlanko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:02pm

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said.

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:16pm

About 5,000 mourners attended Wednesday's funeral of a Muslim girl whose beating death, blamed by police on a motorist's road rage, has some people in her community fearing for their safety.

The Latest: Diverse crowd at vigil for slain Muslim teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:05pm

The Latest on the killing of a teenage girl as she and her friends returned to a mosque in Virginia (all times local):

UK police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:25am

Detectives in London still are trying to determine the cause of the death for a Muslim man who died during the van attack near Finsbury Park Mosque, the city's police chief said Wednesday.

4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:43am

Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis' opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church.

Pope pledges more than $500,000 in South Sudan aid

Daniela Petroff, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 6:10am

Pope Francis is offering 460,000 euros (more than $500,000) in aid for South Sudan to help finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment.

Pope backs proposed Italian law to better integrate migrants

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 5:56am

Pope Francis threw his support behind proposed legislation aimed at better integrating migrants into Italian society and the workforce, intervening Wednesday in a broader debate over immigration and citizenship that has consumed national politics in recent weeks.

Latest: Chaplain: Mosque has faith in police investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 6:54pm

The Latest on the killing of a teenage girl as she and her friends returned to a mosque in Virginia (all times local):

London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 2:48pm

The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.

London man died after mosque attack with "multiple injuries"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:24am

London police say a 51-year-old man found dead after a mosque attack died of "multiple injuries."

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:08am

The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.

The head of the Church of England admits that it helped to hide sex abuse of boys and young men by one of its bishops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:00am

The head of the Church of England admits that it helped to hide sex abuse of boys and young men by one of its bishops.

Fairfax County Chief tells AP police are investigating whether Muslim teen was sexually assaulted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 4:05pm

Fairfax County Chief tells AP police are investigating whether Muslim teen was sexually assaulted.

2 Detroit-area moms charged in probe of genital mutilation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:37pm

Two Detroit-area women have been charged with allowing their daughters to undergo genital mutilation as federal authorities expand their case against members of a Muslim sect.

Saudi native deported following threats at Muncie store

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:47pm

A former Ball State University student accused of threatening shoppers at a Muncie Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam has been deported.

Iraqi officer: IS detonates iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul where IS leader al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic caliphate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 1:30pm

Iraqi officer: IS detonates iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul where IS leader al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic caliphate.

AP, Charlotte Observer seek access in church beating case

Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:16am

The Associated Press and the Charlotte Observer have filed legal motions to gain access to documents and lift a gag order in the case of a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a congregant to expel his "homosexual demons."

Egypt says 15 militants killed in North Sinai, Alexandria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 1:06pm

Egypt's security forces killed 15 militants, 12 of them in airstrikes in the restive Sinai peninsula and three in the coastal city of Alexandria, according to two separate statements by the Interior Ministry and the armed forces on Tuesday.